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Death of Aviator Ralph Johnstone... Tolstoy is fighting last battle of life...
Item # 577097
November 18, 1910
THE CALL, San Francisco, California, November 18, 1910 Page 3 carries a one column, three line "BIRDMAN MAKES GRIM FIGHT IN 500 FOOT FALL" with sub "Tries Vainly to Readjust Wing Tip Which Crumples in Second Flight in Denver" "Horror Stricken Hundreds Become Ghouls in Mad Rush to Get Souvenirs" and includes a large photo "Aviator Johnstone Drops to His Death" and is of Ralph Johnstone, in his aeroplane, ready for a flight. He was a Wright exhibition team pilot and was the first of the Wright team to die. Also on this page is another article "Life of Tolstoy Wavers In Scales" with sub heads "Disease Ravaged Body Responds but Feebly to Powerful Restoratives" "Doctors Believe Count is Fighting His Last Battle With Fate". Other articles, sports and advertisements are within the issue.
This is complete in 18 pages with even browning, five binding holes in the left spine margin and is in good condition.
Category: The 20th Century